Hosted on February 8, 2010.
The webinar will focus on curriculum differentiation for preschoolers and Kindergarteners, to achieve quality Tier One instruction. Differentiation is conceptualized as creating multiple and varied learning opportunities within the same activity and/or routine. Strategies to help providers expect and allow children to participate and engage with materials in varied and different ways will be discussed. Overall, a curriculum framework approach with multiple tiers is highlighted, which represents the underlying foundation of all practices and from which supports and services are differentiated to meet the differing needs of children. The webinar will provide a range of content and is geared toward professionals in several areas: those who provide direct services to young children (e.g., teachers, specialists, paraprofessionals); administrators of PreK and K programs; and teacher educators and preservice teachers interested in working with young children with diverse abilities.
- Define curriculum differentiation as it applies to serving young children (i.e., preschooler and Kindergarteners) with diverse abilities.
- Generate specific strategies for ensuring children participate and engage with materials in varied and different ways across daily activities and routines.
- Compare current practices with a recommended multi-tiered approach to instruction where supports and services are differentiated to meet the needs of children with differing abilities.
Presented by Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, Kent State University, and Mary Ruth Coleman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.